When you become a student at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, you will not only have access to high-quality training, but also a variety of support and employment networks. We believe it is important students are not just placed in training, but supported throughout their course to ensure they meet their goals and find suitable employment and new opportunities.
We have a vast network of employment programs that support students to find work once a course finishes. Employment support teams are located in Fitzroy, Carlton, Dandenong, Epping and Flemington, and are available to all of our students of any age. Additionally, for those living further out of Melbourne, our Work and Learning Centres can help connect job seekers to local employers. They can also offer you advice on resume preparation, interview techniques and the Australian workplace culture.
Did you know the Brotherhood offers traineeships? To find out more, visit our Given the Chance and Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program websites. The programs are designed to assist marginalised job seekers into work, support employers to grow and diversify their workforce and foster social benefit and inclusion in workplace communities. Over the seven years the Brotherhood has offered Given the Chance, 91 percent of participants have gained employment.
Brotherhood students also have access to study skills and literacy support, through our network of volunteer tutors. We understand learning can be challenging, particularly for students who have no previous educational experience or for whom English is not a first language. Our team of friendly and patient tutors are on-hand to support students one-on-one with individual challenges and needs.